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Nov 26, 2012 9:30pm PST
institutions in the city of san francisco including the air film festival the arab culture and committee center but also with the tamp pais public library to have two events showcasing the rich arab america culture that exists here in the city of san francisco and i want to thank you all for coming and i want to introduce joaquin for resident who ska great member of our community and has helped organize this event. (applause). . thank you very much and good evening everyone on behalf of mayorly who will be joining us in a few moments i want to say thanks to all of you for being here tonight it's always a pleasure for you go to welcome the community into city hall - because you remind us our purpose in government so to serve and you you certainly bring life and culture and community into our very state halls and bring life to us, so thank you again. i want to thank the nominating committee and the planning committee for their excellent work in ensuring that those very important community members who do so much to ensure that our communities remain strong and vibrant, those who are under served t
Nov 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
please u.s.a. plast she is the social director at the arab culture and community center and she helps hundreds of families in trans by providing social work service and is i know how important that work is and how difficult that work is and i can't thank you enough to ensure that all of our communities are cared for and ensure that all of our competency ask ins san francisco serve the arab and arab community know what to do when people walk through their doors so thank you so much vera. (applause). . >> thank you so much for your support san francisco we really appreciated it the arab community really appreciates it and tomorrow is a huge day for the community it's the beginning of the big holiday, so happy new year, (arab) thank you. you. >>> thank you vera. >> (applause). vera i do say with ask you to stay with us up here for a moment. hard work is never done alone and the best work is done in collaboration among very very strong key members in any organization. and so it's with great pride we are able to recognize someone who has been serving the community for song here in san
Nov 11, 2012 6:30am PST
would like to make a invite to make a few remarks in honor or of arab heritage month here in san francisco. >> thank you, thank you joaquin, thank you, welcome to our orange city hall. i want to welcome everybody here this fourthth animal america arab month of separation and it's my pleasure to join us here and many of us know that we are such a lucky city, and we are lucky because people around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it
Nov 8, 2012 7:30pm PST
, and the west bank, which would be palestine- would be some kind of joint jewish and arab state. this provoked again another big argument within the settlement then in the land of israel among those who said, "only the entirety of the land," and those who said, "well, better some of it rather than the entire bit." and then the six day war is just another phase in this ongoing argument. the same argument went on also in 1948, and the decision to the partition the land again into two states- a jewish state and a palestinian state. and in 1967, following the six day war, when israel occupied the west bank, the issue became an issue again. do we see the west bank as part of the state of israel, or not? this is of course speaking from the israeli point of view. so this has been an ongoing debate within zionism. now its unique religious flavor is really a matter of the past 25 years, where the question of the status of the west bank was viewed also by some groups in religious terms- that is to say, some of the religious zionists saw the project- the zionists said, "it's not only the creation of a st
Nov 19, 2012 9:00pm PST
in his diplomatic capacity, ambassador stevens brought a profound and prolific knowledge of arab world and middle east to his assignment. his exemplary gift for making personal connections was invaluable as his role as specific representative and ambassador to one of the most complex and challenging regions of the world. therefore as we join in recognizing ambassador stevens am myself midst a sober outpouring of praise from his family, colleagues, fellow americans and the leaders of this nation, we remember also that chris stevens was beloved by many libyans as well. therefore on behalf of the residents of northern california and our entire state, we join president barack obama, secretary of state hillary rodham clinton, democratic leader nancy pelosi and expensive network of people in saluting ambassador chris stevens who will be remembered for his strong sense of dignity, his humility and his generous service to others. he will be truly missed by all who loved him and by all he served throughout the magnitude of his life's work. thank you for this honor. [applause] >>> members
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm EDT
in the larger middle east and the islamic world as well. he spent some time there were years at the united arab emirates is a research at the emirates under four research and wrote a voluminous study of the issue of the three islands that are occupied by iran. and they became occupied on december 1, 1971. one of the three islands that the iranians occupied was smaller than the ship or naval vessel that occupied it. it has been a controversial issue ever since. it was part of the united arab emirates policy. doctor thomas mattair. >> thank you very much, john. i look forward to doing this. i appreciate the invitation. i especially look forward to it because i don't have to make a formal mark. i think this is a very well-chosen topic in a very well-chosen panel. because we are about to have an election for the presidency. whoever becomes president will have a very important decision to make. we should evaluate how successful we have been and what shortcomings need to be corrected. the reason the panel is well-chosen is because you're going to hear certain point of view on this topic. they obviou
Nov 12, 2012 12:35am EST
television provider. >> next, a discussion on the middle east in the aftermath of the arab spring. >> this was part of a national security council friday. this is an hour. >> thank you for this stimulating conference so far. like america, i am awash in debt. it is time to make good on those promises. to shibly tilami whom i've had the pleasure of seeing, i'm owing you a way overdue thank you. professor tilami is a distinguished former advisor -- current advisor to many government agencies, u.s. leaders and diplomats, and he is a prolific and best-selling author. let me quote from the top of his web site at the university of maryland where he is the anwar sadat professor of peace. "i have always believed good scholarship can be relevant and cons consequential for public policy. it is possible to affect public policy without being an advocate. to be passionate about peace without losing analytical power. to be moved by what is just while conceding that no one has a monopoly on justice." i think our other scholars and our world affairs council college shares that sentiment. jinan re
Nov 6, 2012 9:00am PST
, because we're very well organized- we were in a bus, which is a great idea. we had an arab guide who was magnificent and saved us mucho dollars- or shekels, i should say- over there, and may have saved our lives in a couple of instances by knowing where to go. when we were moved through- he knew through networking within his own community where the hot spots are. for instance, one week it was possible to go to bethlehem, which is in palestinian areas, but certain things were happening and he would know a couple days later, "not safe; don't go there." just some really- we got so over into the west bank that we could actually see jordan, and yet we were able to move through communities in the palestinian territories with all the machine guns and those things you've seen- you know, the towers and the places where the palestinians are stopping- we managed to move through those kinds of tense situations with minimum hassle. so i'm very glad to be back and alive. but the key thing is what we were able to accomplish. with our incredible contacts, we went directly to nazareth. and actually,
Oct 31, 2012 7:30pm PDT
us some idea of the importance of this? >> yeah. this wall, basically, this is- in arabic terms, this is called the mihrab and this faces towards kaaba. so a muslim is prescribed that whenever he stands in worship to god, he must stand facing towards mecca, or kaaba, which is mecca in saudi arabia. so this is anywhere we will go, wherever the muslims will be or will be worshiping, individually or collectively, they will always face towards kaaba, which is mecca in saudi arabia. this is a beautiful way of always telling that this is the focal point. so muslims from all over the world, wherever they are- you know, south of mecca or north of mecca or east of mecca, west of mecca- they will always face towards mecca in their worship prayer. and this is obligatory- without this, worship prayer is not considered as worship prayer prescribed by islam. in the same way, this facing towards mecca and the gestures, as you mentioned, they are basically following the tradition as the prophet mohammed did it, and as he was taught by god. so that's why that if you ask any muslim the question t
Nov 25, 2012 1:15pm EST
their withdrawal, many of the arab emirates publicly pronounced they were happy to see the british leave. and under the guise of the persian gulf for the local powers, they publicly profess they didn't want the united states to replace them. in private, on the other hand, the arab small emirates along the southern coast of the gulf war petrified. for 150 years they had enjoyed a certain degree of british protection, and the small emirates and their leaders in diplomatic gatherings, small intimate gatherings, made offers to both london and washington to offer financial incentives for the british or the americans to stay. what were they afraid of? well, they were afraid of their giant neighbor the north, iran, that since world war ii had really -- really since most of the 20th century had been attempting to reexert the influence in the region that they had enjoyed in previous centuries. and they were also fearful -- the arabs were -- of some of their own neighbors. many of the arab states harbored border disputes with their neighbors. some claiming the territory of the others, some claiming the islan
Nov 13, 2012 2:30pm PST
ministers and members of the arab league discuss the syrian crisis. the lenders in charge of patching up the eurozone have gone head to head in a very public disagreement on the best way to deal with grease. >> at a meeting in brussels, the head of the imf and -- the heads of the imf and eurozone clashed over when greece should reduce its debt. >> but they did at least agree on a few things -- above all the grece could have at least two years to cut deficit. >> it is a question of how much progress greece can realistically be expected to make in a particular amount of time. >> greece's international lenders were playing down their differences the morning after the clash over athens' debts. the imf wants greece to achieve its lower ratio by 2020 while the eu foreign ministers want to allow the country two more years. >> there's no disagreement between the imf and the euro group, but the way forward is difficult. even if we agree on a target date, we have to figure out how to get there. >> the group's help long negotiations of the matter, but the head of the imf remains adamant that greece
Nov 20, 2012 1:00am PST
another victim. >> reporter: arwa, you both are fluent in arabic, obviously you've been talking to people in the marketplace. for regular life for people, and i think we just saw the skylight up, just saw another explosion off in the distance there, pretty distant because not a huge sound. regular life here has pretty much ground to a halt as it has on the israeli side of the border in these border towns. >> reporter: it most certainly has. and you walk through the streets -- >> reporter: and again, you probably picked up that one. that was actually a little bit closer. it almost sounds like rolling thunder kind of echoing in this densely populated city. go on. >> reporter: it sounds like that, experiences like this that have effectively driven people indoors because they do believe as if they have no way to keep themselves safe other than try to stay well inside. you drive through the streets here at any time of day, and they are completely deserted, especially after dark when people tell us that that is when the strikes are really intensifying. when you drive through here during the day
Nov 30, 2012 12:00pm PST
experienced diplomats in the world. he's deeply familiar with arab affairs. during the 198 0s he was undersecretary general of arab league. in the 1990s he served as algeria's foreign minister. after that he was special envoy to afghanistan and then to iraq post saddal hussein. when he became envoy to syria earlier this year he described his mission as quote nearly impossible. he is in new york this week to report to the united nations and security council on that mission and on the situation in syria. i'm pleased to have him back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much. >> rose: you must be exhausted. >> i'm all right. >> rose: what will you say to the united nations. >> you know what, i'm going to tell them what i have been saying all along about the situation in syria is extremely bad. and dangerous. and getting worse. until now nobody has found a way of bringing it under control. we know that this is part of the arab spring. we know that change is coming. but as i think you know very well, this arab spring has been surprising all the time, when moving from sun surprise
Nov 4, 2012 11:30pm PST
leader, fluent in arabic, constructive, positive, doing something, he was our leader. this spontaneous practically eruption from him. he was a foreign service officer. anybody who has served with a foreign service as i did as the secretary of state knows, what a very special group of people this is. they are very able people. dedicated. they work hard for our country. chris was extraordinary and stood out. i thought what image can i think of that might express our way of thinking about him. i thought of the great seal of our republic. i don't know how many of you have ever looked carefully at it. the center is an eagle. in one talon the eagle is holding an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, the eagle is holding arrows to show that the united states understands if you will be effective and successful in seeking peace, you must be strong. let me expand. because it only only peace but a better kind. the elimination of poverty, better lives all over the world for ourselves and other people. the arro
Nov 26, 2012 1:15am EST
, many arab emirates announced they were happy to see the british leave. and did a guy is of the persian gulf they profess they did not want the united states to replace them. in private the era of small emirates along the coast were petrified. 150 years they had enjoyed a certain degree of british protection and those and their leaders made offers to both london and washington to offer financial incentives for the british and americans to stay. they were afraid of the giant neighbor to the north north, i ran that since world war ii had been attempting to reassert the influence that they had enjoyed in previous centuries and fearful of their own neighbors. many arab states harbored border disputes some claim the territory some claiming the island's in between. so what was the year but was to come in the absence of the hegemonic british presence of those those are most often erred in private and nonpublic. >>host: when the u.s. stepped up what was our success, failures? >>guest: with regard to the gulf 1971 when britain sale the way to set the country's three, for the first time in 150 ye
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
's not great in no small part because the arab awakening created a chilling effect on both sides. for one, you know, you look at the rise of political islam all around us, and see if he were to take a step towards israelis -- excuse me -- there's bound to be a backlash against him. just an example of that, he gave an interview to channel 2 of israel a week ago in which he was asked a question about, you know, would he return to the home where he was born in israel, and he said, no, he would not go back, and that was taken to mean that in effect, he was giving up on the palestinians issue right of return. now, for israeli, the issue of right of return means no israel. if all palestinians can return, there's no israel, and for pal stippians, the right of return has been a kind of the guiding spirit of the national movement. it's what the plo was built on, and, obviously, it's an issue you have to resolve, and built into that was the assumption that, you know, they could have, could return to the own state, not israel, and there would be compensation. that's effectively what we offered in the yea
Nov 1, 2012 9:00am EDT
and how they will think about the west. the international community, their arab brothers, the reins, the russians, the chinese, the united states, and just about everyone else. even if this might be over in the next year or so, it will definitely not be over for those children. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. ambassador? >> i agree with most of what i heard from our panel today. although not surprisingly i don't agree with everything. i think professor david lesch has great insight into bashar al-assad, and i agree with this analysis of the man. i think he came in thinking he could shake the regime, and instead he became a creature of the regime. you know, comparing him to michael corleone, he gives them too much credit for his savvy and his smarts. but in one sense he is like michael corleone because he came and believing he could reform an incredibly corrupt and truly mafia like system, and he found it very quickly that he was, if you was to remain in power he couldn't do it. and we can speculate whether he wanted to take a softer approach than some of those around him like hi
Nov 20, 2012 8:00am PST
to be dried on the paper. but as you say, hamas has had the benefit of this post-arab spring support from arab leaders. they're all coming into gaza to stand shoulder to shoulder and in support of hamas and giving hamas, which the west would like to see isolated, giving hamas this legitimacy, unlike any previous arab leaders and they're also though pushing for this cease-fire. so trying to use their leverage in that way. >> christiane amanpour, our cnn international anchor and the global affairs anchor. thanks. we're getting some news in from cnn's reza sayah right now. he's joining us live from the egypt/gaza border. reza, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, obviously we're talking about the possibility of a truce and a cease-fire in the coming hours, about you we just got some emphatic, very loud reminders that the fighting continues. right behind us is the rafah border crossing. about two minutes ago at least three or four huge explosions. we can't independently verify what these explosions are, but we can tell you for the past two days that we've been here, we've heard the incessant
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
is a singular voice in helping understand the arab perspective and was on our enormously interesting panel just a year ago entitled "9/11: the next 10 years." we're also happy to have tom gjelten, i teased him by calling him mr. martha raddatz, who is an esteemed correspondent for npr and was reporting live from the pentagon the moment it was hit on 9/11. martha raddatz is one of my role models for her brilliance, professionalism, and unflinching readiness to go anywhere and do anything to get the story. she will be chairing the very important vice presidential debate, by the way, in just a few weeks and i'm sure it will be carried live on npr. and finally we are delighted -- i didn't mention, did i? i -- have i covered everybody? no. mike hayden. how did i forget mike hayden? that's impossible. so i mentioned that he was trying to be very helpful during the evolution of the very difficult times after 9/11. and i recall one moment that i do want to expand on and that is calling him on a saturday after the president, president bush, had substantially declassified the fact that we had a terrorism
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
talks about iran, israel and u.s./middle east policy. and later, a look at the aftermath of the arab spring including the ongoing syrian civil war and the challenges facing egypt after its revolution. >> later today, singers and musicians roger daltrey and pete townsend of the who will be at the national press club to talk about the program they co-founded to help improve the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. they'll also discuss their plans for a new initiative called teen cancer america. it aims to set up hospitals and medical centers in the strategic areas across the country. see their remarks live beginning at 1 p.m. eastern over on c-span. >> you're watching c-span2 with politics and public atears. weak dies fee you are -- weekdays featuring live coverage of the senate and every weekend the latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedule at our web site, and you can join in the conversation on social media sites. >> former national security adviser stephen hadley was among the speakers at a recent conference focusing o
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm PST
the seriousness of it. i think it's a wakeup call for the moderate arab nations and i think it's going to be a point of decision for egypt. either egypt is going to be able to negotiate an arrangement whereby these missiles stop and there is some incentive for egypt to really take a position to handle what has been a very fanatical and smart terrorist organization. united states holds hamas as a terrorist organization, and i also think that this may well open an opportunity to be able to look again at a two-state solution. i mean, this has to be solved. it goes on and on and on and this isn't the middle east before the arab spring. we're now going into the arab winter with instability, with a tumultuous situation in a number of countries in that area, so moderate arab countries have to come out and lead, and particularly the biggest one of all, which is egypt. we will see. >> it's a very complex situation for the new president, morsi, isn't it? because on the one hand, you have arabs baying for blood, quite literally saying listen, the israelis are slaughtering over 100 now palestinian
Nov 11, 2012 10:15am EST
and his entourage and his inner circle, thought that syria might weather the arab storm that had hit egypt and tunisia, yemen, bahrain and libya. he gave an interview in january to a good friends of mine, jay sol low moan, with "the wall street journal" where he said syria was immune from the arab spring. some of the mouthpieces for the regime in february and march were publishing articles in syrian forums that were supportive of the protesters in egypt and tunisia, and there was a contrast made that they authoritarian leaders who were lackeys of the united states and israel, were out of touch with the youth ask the populations in their countries, whereas the president of syria was a young 45 at the time. he was a computer nerd. he liked the technological toys of the west. he was in touch with the syrian population. he certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar
Nov 20, 2012 9:00pm EST
was alain al jaria, which in arabic means the ever-flowing spring. it's address, here in amman, jordan was a post office box. it's telephone number, a mobile phone. the principal was a mysterious iraqi by the name of naer jumaili. and a half a billion dollars in iraqi defense funds would eventually find their way into his private account at the housing bank of jordan. the person who knows the most about the case is judge radhi al radhi, who in 2004 was iraq's commissioner of public integrity. it was his job to prosecute official corruption in iraq, and it may have been the most dangerous job in the country. twice tortured and imprisoned under saddam hussein, he received death threats from both the insurgents and from corrupt officials. seven of his people had been killed. >> do you have body guards? >> [speaking arabic ] >> yes. >> how many? >> [speaking arabic ] >> 30. >> lots of people would like to see you dead. >> [speaking arabic ] >> i don't care. that's their problem. >> you don't care? >> i do not care. >> judge radhi was more than happy to walk us through the case. aside from
Nov 20, 2012 10:00am EST
they are reporters? we know they speak arabic. >> we know they are reporters. do we know they are objective is? that is a different question. thus we do not. >> we have almost given up in our own country. it is still possible to pick of the new york times, to listen to npr, to watch the news hour. the outlook is there. my old friend says, is dull. sometimes i say, you are a little too daring. but is there. there is still good journalism being committed. the good journalists cannot help it if the public seems to be moving in other directions. i am making the point, and i do not know if i am wishing for this to happen, but i think it will only happen when people realize how devastating the consequences are of not having objective journalism. >> do you know clark kent? >> know him well. we have on occasion use the same phone booth. >> clark kent is no longer the reporter for the daily planet. >> what does he do now? >> he is a blogger. >> where does he change? >> probably in the curator's kitchen. that is an indication of how profoundly different journalism is from years ago to today. i am saying
Nov 16, 2012 2:30pm PST
the arab states are really interfering. they're finding themselves in the gaza strip and we have a meeting tomorrow about the same topic. the message is clear they're trying to pressure of rule out euro and say this time you cannot just look the other direction. this is done about your relationship with hamas and the gaza but your relationship in the new arab world. >> coming down firmly on the side of the palestinians there. what about relations with israel? the peace treaty is seen as a linchpin. you think it could come under threat? >> of the the look like it. this is something that the new government will not touch. they said in the beginning that they would not touch any international treaty signed by egypt. they remove the ambassador from intel of eve. they would be trying to create some kind of international pressure with other arab states in order to get things moving. >> thank you for that report from cairo. staying in the region, thousands of people have called for kingdom dollar to be removed from power in georgia. -- king abdullah. their call for them to flood the streets this
Nov 19, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> a lot has changed in the middle east over the last few days. how has the arabs bring influence the palestinian- israeli situation and? >> we have the muslim brotherhood in power now in cairo. it is a democratically involved government so it is very difficult for anyone to say they do not want to do business with these people. it does not make sense to continue negotiating discussions with the egyptian government and not talk to hamas which is really a branch from the same tree. hamas is the political winner because the arab countries, they are all in support of hamas. it would be very difficult in the long run three europeans and americans to continue to ignore hamas. so this attack is really put israel in a more difficult position in terms of proper relations in terms of public perception in western countries. >> how likely do you think is it that president barack obama could use his second term in office for a new initiative for peace? >> many people in the middle east to do hope that he will pressure the israeli government to be more tolerant towards the palestinians because
Nov 16, 2012 4:00pm PST
relations. >> how has the arab spring it changed the dynamic? >> i think that has made it a lot more pressing for arab leaders. the arab leaders have to be more responsive to their publics rhetorically and also in terms of what they do. arab publics are very supportive of the palestinian cause, but it is on these new leaders to behave responsibility and understand consequences for their actions. for egypt, it is a board to reinforce to egypt leaders the treaty with israel create stability and makes egypt's a good investment. outt's very diplomatic way of the crisis? that at the moment, it seems that both hamas and aerial are committed to see this through. -- at the moment it seems that both hamas and israel are committed to see this through. newmembers of syria's opposition coalition are seeking former role recognition of the west and held talks in london. it said they still needed to submit plans for a political solution. it said britain would offer its support. our diplomatic correspondent has the latest. >> a regime bombing run in northern syria. this act of this video shows the b
Nov 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
's " -- a cornerstone of regional stability and peace. >> the site of weapons supplied by the u.s. bombing arabs once again means that too much american craze is something that no leader in the american -- and no leader in the arab east wants right now. this morning as negotiations reached a critical stage, they were burying the night's dead. egypt is struggling to recreate itself. >> there has been a lot of cross border violence. there is no reason to oppose a new one either. not unless there is a change. >> @ gaudette's main hospital there was no -- more support from the east. libyans in turkey helping hamas believe that history is on its side. >> eight days have helped the hands of the zionist to submit to history. >> many more palestinians and israelis have been killed and wounded. death and injuries feel the same on either side. making a cease-fire in a conflict this bitter, which has claimed so many lives hard. >> just a brief time ago i spoke to jeremy and i asked him if the cease-fire was holding. >> gaza is going now to night. they are celebrating what they think is a victory. and whether th
Nov 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
celebration that we have, i call upon on our coaches for the arab heritage celebration, jeff who's here as well as l u b n a to please come on up and receive and just again, thank you very much for your work in the film festival and l u b n a for the wonderful leader ship that you have and devise that you are giving to he to run a vibrant culture center and i hopey that you are able to get a larger cultural center is because the population is going and i hopey that we are able to get you a larger cultural center and get you the resources that you need to run the cultural and art programs and so on behalf of the city l u b n a and jeff this is our arab heritage month celebration proclimation. (applause). and go giants: enjoy everybody.. >> thank you mr. mayor. (applause). . >> yeah, mayorly thank you very much for the letting us use your house here tonight and letting -- we really appreciate it we know that you ran from the game to get here and so we really appreciate your commitment to our community and we are happy that you are here to celebrate this momentous day with us. we have
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